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Played Challenges

Todo list specification - 284 entries

The every item on the todo list must be done today. Modify the list to reflect that.

  • Best score: 37
  • Best player score: 39
  • Number of attempts: 1
simple format - 1755 entries

make it look better.

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 37
  • Number of attempts: 1
Subnetting - 64 entries

Split up the IP addresses in the right way.

  • Best score: 29
  • Best player score: 34
  • Number of attempts: 2
Hello ${world} - 205 entries

Migrate a JavaScript String from concatenation to ES6 interpolation.

  • Best score: 24
  • Best player score: 27
  • Number of attempts: 3
Adam's challenge - 694 entries

Change both normal to bold and 4 by 2. Adam Wathan challenge this on twitter . He did it in 11 keystrokes on Sublime.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 21
  • Number of attempts: 3
One number per line - 11399 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 21
  • Number of attempts: 1
Box it - 629 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 21
  • Number of attempts: 4
Simple, Practical, and Common - 22752 entries

Simple things we do all the time should be able to be done with very few keystrokes, but sometimes I find something I need to do makes me go, "There MUST be a better way." This challenge is just a simple movement and entering text at a certain place.

  • Best score: 2
  • Best player score: 28
  • Number of attempts: 2
comment and uncomment code inline - 721 entries

It's very useful to be able to comment out a block of code in a quick edit. And likewise to uncomment the code. This operation often involves multi-line stanzas and even large blocks. With just line-wise navigation and insert mode this would cost you about 4 keystrokes per line. Master this hole of VimGolf and you'll quickly drop your key count in day to day Vim as well.

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Number of attempts: 3
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 953 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Number of attempts: 2
V to the i - 3693 entries

Input is 99 V's. Output is 100 i's.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Number of attempts: 1
Array transposition - 1414 entries

Transpose two arrays into one.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 20
  • Number of attempts: 2
Just the middle - 8773 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Number of attempts: 3
I forgot quotes - 10876 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 4
multiple cursor alternative - 978 entries

from: https://www.reddit.com/r/vim/comments/6w5pfa/crosspost_from_remacs_how_would_you_do_this_in_vim/

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 21
  • Number of attempts: 1
Saving the hashes(#) - 1688 entries

The following file is copied from vimcasts.org(Its only for learning purpose,hope the site owner doesn't mind it), its probably the easiest of challenges.Our goal is to delete every line which doesn't contain a hash signs. The remaining hash signs with numbers are then sorted to get the final output.

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 21
  • Number of attempts: 7
Un"finnish"ed Work - 101 entries

Replace å by a, ä by a and ö by o.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 2
From argument to object - 1026 entries

This task typifies those programmers endure while coding. This C-family pseudocode needs a function argument to be repurposed as an object call. Simply search and replace? Repeat a pattern of edits?

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 18
  • Number of attempts: 2
Create a table - 223 entries

Convert the given input into a formatted table

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 18
  • Number of attempts: 2
Missing Library and a Typo - 640 entries

I forgot to add a c library, please add it for me. Also I'm bad at typing so fix my typo too.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 18
  • Number of attempts: 2
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